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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

German Post Offices

commercially registered cover to Germany

OVERPRINTED BY HAND 'CHINA' 1900
description: 1903, vertical pair of the 30pf on commercially used registered letter to Koenigsberg [Germany], registration label of the field-post station 'No.3/1st army' /
note: The sender was a male volunteer nurse with the Red Cross, who worked in the hospital of the military base Yang-tsun [Naval hospital of the Red Cross]. The Red Cross hasn't been discharged from paying postage during Boxer Rebellion.
canc.: "K.D. FELDPOSTSTATION No.3  8.3."
examined: signed Thier, Grobe, Friedel, Bothe
auction: 284th Koehler / Wiesbaden
starting price: 35,000 DEM
hammer price: 45,000 DEM

commercially registered cover to Germany

OVERPRINTED BY HAND 'CHINA' 1900
description: 1901, horiz. pair 30pf on commercially used reg. letter [Mandarin's cover], written by Erich Salzmann [who was lieutenant with the German Eastasian expeditionary force] to his father residing in Wesel, arrival postmark on reverse /
canc.: "TIENTSIN DP*a 25/1 01"
condition: superb
examined: photographic cert. by Friedmann
auction: 281th Koehler / Wiesbaden
starting price: 16,000 DEM
hammer price: 29,000 DEM